Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What Now?

Each afternoon an old farmer and his Labrador retriever would walk to the train station, sit down together and wait for the train to arrive at three o'clock. When the engine appeared, the dog would jump up, wag his tail, wait for the train to get closer and then race alongside of it.

One day a stranger said to the farmer, "That's a crazy dog you got there, mister. Does he actually think he can catch that train?"

"Nope," said the farmer. "And he wouldn't know what to do with it if he did."

We often behave like that dog. We see things that are larger than life itself and go after them in hot pursuit. We conquer them or they may actually conquer us. But in the end, they have no value to us.

In His message about worry, Jesus advised not to be concerned about worldly things - things that are here today and gone tomorrow. He warned that "these things dominate the minds of unbelievers."

Our focus, then? "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else." When our priorities are in order, we will no longer chase things that really do not matter.

Prayer: Help us, Father, to trust in You, believing that You know whatever we need and will supply it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34

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